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July 01, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – A police reform rally was held at the State Capitol Wednesday with the families of those killed by the hands of police officers.

During the rally they held up the names of their loved ones and others killed by police in the last five years, demanding systemic change.

June 25, 2020

On Wednesday, June 24, the full California Senate voted 30-10 to pass Assembly Constitutional Amendment  5 (ACA 5), an initiative to overturn Proposition 209 and reinstate Affirmative Action in the state after 24 years. 

The constitutional amendment will now appear on the general election ballot in November for voters to decide whether to approve it or not.  

June 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO — California voters will be asked whether to reverse the state’s prohibition on affirmative action, allowing public universities to consider race in admissions and government to give preference to businesses owned by women and people of color when awarding contracts.

June 24, 2020

California voters will decide in November whether to reinstate affirmative action after lawmakers approved a proposal Wednesday asking them to repeal the 25-year-old law that bans the consideration of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in university admissions, public employment and contracting.

In a 30-10 Senate vote, Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 secured the necessary two-thirds majority needed to send the measure to repeal Proposition 209 to voters in the Nov. 3 election. Only one Republican, state Sen. Scott Wilk of Santa Clarita, voted for the measure.

June 17, 2020

The California Senate is now considering a measure that would send to voters a repeal of Proposition 209 which banned the use of affirmative action in admission to the CSU and UC system and public contracts. NBC4’s Conan Nolan talks with State Senator Steven Bradford (D-South LA).
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/politics/newsconference/newsconference-a-change-in-californias-affirmative-action/2380130/

 

June 08, 2020

As Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — and more importantly, as a human being — I am appalled by the senseless killing of George Floyd. His death is another tragic reminder of the police violence that has devastated Black families and communities for decades.

May 29, 2020

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This was published on May 29, 2020 by CalMatters and California Black Media partners, including the Sacramento Observer, SF Bay View, and San Diego Voice.

 

The coronavirus crisis is testing most households and businesses in California, pushing some to the very brink of what they can bear before falling off a cliff.

But for some, clinging to the edge is nothing new.

October 31, 2019

Opinion

Nation starts to follow California’s lead on rights for college athletes: Steven Bradford

By Steven Bradford |

PUBLISHED: October 31, 2019 at 12:44 am | UPDATED: October 31, 2019 at 12:45 am

Soon, for the first time in America, college student-athletes will be able to be compensated for their immensely profitable work.